Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Alternate Definitions

4 months out, I can safely say that I am a different person from pre-PE Lauren.  I have learned so much about myself, my limits, my weaknesses, my strength, my resilience, and my lack thereof.  I feel strong now in ways I never have before.  Even on issues I thought I had a handle on, I have re-examined and changed perspective.

Don't get me wrong - having this has SUCKED and been incredibly challenging, and the exhaustion piece of it still pisses me off.  But what good does that do me?

So in the good-spirited nature of making lemonade out of lemons, let's come up with some alternate deciferings of "PE":

"Perfectly Educational"
Um....yes, but not.  'Perfectly' is a little too Miss Mary Sunshine for me.

"Pretty Exhausting"
This one is the most accurate.  But let's see if we can do better.

"Preponderously Exuberant"

"Petpetually Exhibitive"
Maybe, but not in a good way.  Pass.

"Parallel Energies"
WAY to hippy dippy for me.

"Pasty Exterior"
Yes, sometimes, but thanks to Laura Mercier cosmetics I'm off the hook with this one.

Eh, screw it.  Let's stick with the good old medical definition of PE.

Although "Pretty Educational" is a really good one-size-fits-all stand by.